„Few artists have ever battled so manfully with management or so unheitatingly sassed the press. He was afraid of nobody because his heart was pure.“
„He was very pure in mind and heart. He was a lover: a lover not only of his race but a lover of all mankind. His heart was so broad, so great, so magnanimous, and this gave him a most sincere feeling of absolute oneness with everyone. This is what made him so divinely great.“
— Sri Chinmoy Indian writer and guru 1931 - 2007
On Martin Luther King, Jr.
„Drunk, if you like; so much the worse for those who fear wine, for it is because they have bad thoughts which they are afraid the liquor will extract from their hearts.“
— Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
Chapter 4 http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Count_of_Monte_Cristo/Chapter_4
„The point Saint Paul… makes is that every one, whether they have ever read the Bible or heard the gospel, knows in his heart that God is God, and what his law order is. So that every man in his unbelief and in his immorality is without excuse, because God having made him has written His requirements in the tables of every man’s heart, so that they all sin with knowledge, whether they are in the depths of the African jungles or in the heart of Asia, or in the heart of New York. Every man sins with knowledge.“
— Rousas John Rushdoony American theologian 1916 - 2001
„An artist needn't be a clergyman or a church warden, but he must have a warm heart for his fellow men“
— Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
— Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973
p. 4; Lee here quotes Proverbs 23:7 "As he thinketh in his heart, so is he."
„Complete honesty has nothing to do with "purity" or naivety. The full truth is unattainable to naivety, and the completely honest artist is not pure in heart.“
— Clement Greenberg American writer and artist 1909 - 1994
"Partisan Review 'Art Chronicle': 1952" (1952), p. 146
„She's so many women,
He can't find the one who was his friend.
So he's hanging on to half her heart.
He can't have the restless part,
So he tells her to hasten down the wind.“
— Warren Zevon American singer-songwriter 1947 - 2003
"Hasten Down the Wind"
„It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of men. Men respond to leadership in a most remarkable way and once you have won his heart, he will follow you anywhere. “
— Vince Lombardi American football player, coach, and executive 1913 - 1970